Today marks the beginning of a new era in pediatric care for Shands at the University of Florida. The new pediatric emergency room opened this morning. The nautical-themed facility welcomes children and their families, providing what pediatrics medical director in the UF Department of Emergency Medicine, Doctor Jennifer Light calls a safe zone for all children seen at the facility. WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo spoke with Doctor Light this morning shortly after the doors opened.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPLightConvo.mp3]
Academic stress and depression are increasing among UF students. 5,088 students were seen by the CWC in the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year, which is around 10% of the student body.